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Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong Today
Description:
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Presenter:
Janice Wong and Mike Weeks

2021-03-23
Tuesday

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Police criticised over return of HK activists from Shenzhen  Listenfacebook
A lawyer helping relatives of a group of Hong Kong activists jailed in Shenzhen over an illegal border crossing has expressed “extreme disappointment” over the police handling of the return of eight of them on Monday. They were handed over to Hong Kong authorities after completing their sentences across the border. Frances Sit has details:
Six defendants have a case to answer over Yuen Long attack  Listenfacebook
A District Court judge has ruled that six people have a case to answer over the mob attack on MTR passengers and others in Yuen Long on July 21, 2019. Robert Kemp reports:
Designer jailed for nearly four years over Wong Tai Sin riot   Listenfacebook
A man has been sentenced to 45 months in prison after pleading guilty to rioting in Wong Tai Sin in 2019 at the height of the anti-government protests. Jimmy Choi reports:
No verdict yet from Beijing trial of Canadian Michael Kovrig  Listenfacebook
A court in Beijing says it'll now choose a date to announce a verdict in the spying case of Canadian national and former diplomat Michael Kovrig, although it gave no indication of when that might be. He went on trial behind closed doors in the capital on Monday, a few days after Canadian businessman Michael Spavor faced a similar hearing in northeast China. Vicky Wong reports:
Carrie Lam accuses medics of spreading fake news on Sinovac  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive Carrie Lam has accused medical professionals of putting people off getting inoculations made by the Chinese pharmaceutical company, Sinovac. She said some are sabotaging efforts to encourage people to get inoculated. Wendy Wong reports:
Switching vaccines ‘could be beneficial’  Listenfacebook
Professor Ivan Hung, who’s on a government panel looking into incidents related to inoculations, says he and other members of his panel are confident of the efficacy of the vaccines made by mainland manufacturer Sinovac. He was speaking to Janice Wong about why, as the Chief Executive contends, some medical professionals are putting people off getting the Sinovac jabs:
Experts warn of stronger side effects from 2nd Covid shots  Listenfacebook
People who received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine a month ago are getting their "booster" dose this week. But medical experts are advising anyone who had a strong allergic reaction to hold off on their second jabs for now. Joanne Wong has the details:
Lam Tin restaurant cases under investigation  Listenfacebook
Health authorities have stopped short of declaring a Covid outbreak at a restaurant in Lam Tin despite the infection of a third customer there. Wendy Wong has more:
Ocean Park aiming to ‘win back’ HK hearts and minds  Listenfacebook
Ocean Park has been given new life after lawmakers approved a HK$6.8 billion package on Friday to help transform the cash-strapped theme park into a financially self-sufficient leisure and retail destination. Now Ocean Park has announced that it is offering discounts for local residents. People who visit the park from Monday to Thursday before June 30 can get 60 percent off their admission fees. Mike Weeks asked Professor Brian King from the Polytechnic University's School of Hotel and Tourism Management what he made of the discount scheme: